It was Saturday, and I had been up since 4:30 in the morning. After a long week at work, I was bit grouchy about the whole getting-in-the-car-for-a-seven-hour-drive thing. Looking ahead to a long, uneventful stretch of road between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.
Then the sun rose up through the haze, and I got a bit of the sublime on that early morning drive. It made me forget I wanted a second cup of coffee. Well…almost.